Extract from Website What is Social Enterprise? Social enterprises are innovative, independent businesses that exist to deliver a specific social and/or environmental mission. Their profits are reinvested in their mission. Social enterprise is a dynamic, ethical and more sustainable way of doing business. Social enterprises trade in many markets – selling goods and services to individual consumers, local authorities, government and private businesses. They aim to make a profit just like any private sector business. However, their profits or surpluses are reinvested back into their social and/or environmental purpose. According to Census 2019 there are over 6,000 social enterprises in Scotland.
Social enterprise is about harnessing business to make the world a better place.
Social enterprises are dynamic, independent businesses
They exist to deliver a specific social and/or environmental mission
Any profits or surpluses go towards their mission
Social enterprise is a more ethical, sustainable way of doing business
The aim is to build a fairer society and a more inclusive economy
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